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First Scholars

The goal of the First Scholars┬« Program is to support first-generation college students and enhance their ability to successfully graduate.  During the freshmen year of this 4-year program, students enjoy a residential experience with other Scholars and the following highlights: 

  • Opportunities for social and community engagement
  • A student success course exclusively for First Scholars┬«  (ACAD 1100)
  • Opportunities to connect with first-generation upperclassmen
Group Jumping
  • Personalized advising with the program coordinator 
  • Connection with the community through service projects
Group Tiger Paw
  • Leadership development through involvement in student organizations

The application deadline for the First Scholars® Program is February 1, 2013.

To learn more about how to apply to the program, please contact Shea Houze at or visit

Living and Learning Communities

Architecture + Design House
Freshmen First
Honors Floors
Innovation and Invention (I2)
First Scholars
Emerging Leaders Program

Residence Halls

Carpenter Complex

Centennial Place

LLC - Honors and Scholars Housing
Park Ave Apartments
Rawls Hall
Smith Hall
South Hall
Graduate and Student
 Family Housing

Carney-Johnston at Lambuth

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